Updated as per http://www.pybio.org/SPHINGINAE.htm (Paraguay), October 2007
Updated as per More, Kitching and Cocucci's Hawkmoths of Argentina 2005, October, 2007
Updated as per personal communication with Ezequiel Osvaldo Núñez Bustos (Salto Encantado, Misiones, Argentina, September 28, 2010); May 14, 2012
This site has been created by
Bill Oehlke at firstname.lastname@example.org
Comments, suggestions and/or additional information are welcomed by Bill.
Family: Sphingidae, Latreille, 1802
copyright C. Odenkirk
Florida is the specimen type locality.
It probalby flies through most of Central America.
Guatemala: Izabal (JM);
Belize: Corozol, cayo, orange Walk, as subspecies continentalis.
The upperside of the forewing is olive-brown with lighter brown along the outer margin. The upperside of the hindwing is brown with some paler spots.
Xylophanes porcus, Grande Papagayo, north-west coast of the Tamarindo Peninsula, Costa Rica,
near Panama, September 15-17, 2008, courtesy of Tony James.
Moths emerge from pupae in 14-25 days.
Larva and pupa images courtesy of Dan Janzen.
Larvae are subject to parasitization by Drino sp. 6 of the Tachinidae family.
Return to U. S. A. Table
Return to Sphingidae Index
Return to Macroglossini Tribe
Use your browser "Back" button to return to the previous page.
This page is brought to you by Bill Oehlke and the WLSS. Pages are on space rented from Bizland. If you would like to become a "Patron of the Sphingidae Site", contact Bill.
Please send sightings/images to Bill. I will do my best to respond to requests for identification help.
Enjoy one of nature's wonderments: Live Saturniidae (Giant Silkmoth) cocoons.
Show appreciation for this site by clicking on flashing butterfly to the left.
The link will take you to a page with links to many insect sites.